Audio Publishers Association Dinner

Thursday, February 27
6:30 PM–8:30 PM

Omni Nashville Hotel Broadway Ballroom East

Join us for an evening of engaging authors, popular audio voices, and delicious food, which has become a favorite among past PLA Conference attendees.

Jasmine GuilloryJasmine Guillory is a lawyer, a graduate of Wellesley College and Stanford Law School, and a Bay Area native who lives in Oakland, CA. She has been published in The Toast and The Hairpin, has towering stacks of books in her living room, a cake for every occasion, and upwards of fifty lipsticks. She is The New York Times bestselling author of The Wedding Date, The Proposal, The Wedding Party, and Royal Holiday. Visit her online at and

Appearing courtesy Penguin Random House/Books on Tape

Erik Larson (photo by Benjamin Benschneider)Erik Larson is the author of five national nonfiction bestsellers—Dead Wake, In the Garden of Beasts, Thunderstruck, The Devil in the White City, and Isaac's Storm—that have been published in nearly 20 countries and collectively sold more than 9 million copies worldwide. He has taught non-fiction writing at San Francisco State, the Johns Hopkins Writing Seminars, the University of Oregon, and the Chuckanut Writers Conference in Bellingham, WA, and has spoken to audiences from coast to coast. A former resident of Seattle, he now lives in Manhattan with his wife, a neonatologist. They have three daughters in far-flung locations and professions.

Appearing courtesy Penguin Random House/Books on Tape

Ann PatchettAnn Patchett is the author of six novels and three books of nonfiction. She has won many prizes, including Britain’s Orange Prize, the PEN/Faulkner Prize, and the Book Sense Book of the Year. Her work has been translated into more than thirty languages. She lives in Nashville, TN, where she is the co-owner of Parnassus Books.

Appearing courtesy HarperAudio

Pam Muñoz RyanPam Muñoz Ryan is the recipient of the Newbery Honor Medal and the Kirkus Prize for her New York Times bestselling novel, Echo, as well as the NEA's Human and Civil Rights Award and the Virginia Hamilton Literary Award for multicultural literature for her body of work. Her celebrated novels, Echo, Esperanza Rising, The Dreamer, Riding Freedom, Becoming Naomi Léon, and Paint the Wind, have received countless accolades, among them two Pura Belpré Awards, a NAPPA Gold Award, a Jane Addams Children's Book Award, and two Américas Awards. Her acclaimed picture books include Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride and When Marian Sang, both illustrated by Brian Selznick, and Tony Baloney, illustrated by Edwin Fotheringham, as well as a beginning reader series featuring Tony Baloney. Ryan lives near San Diego, CA, with her family.

Appearing courtesy Scholastic Press and Scholastic Audio

Registration for this special author event is now closed.


PLA thanks the Audio Publishers Association for its support of this event.

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